CG LEAD / SUPERVISOR (FREELANCE)

Position Overview

● Works in conjunction with the Head of VFX, Producer, and Head of Production to develop a strong and flexible CG pipeline
● Works with Scheduling team and Producer to facilitate the scheduling of artists and resources
● Follows CG Elements from concept through to final completion, overseeing all elements created by the CG team
● Designs, executes, and manages high-level CG for use in final compositing through a team, reporting progress to VFX supervisor
● Analyzes creative problems and devise solutions to ensure what is achievable within the project scope
● Will work with producer to schedule client approvals, check-ins and deliverables at appropriate and achievable intervals throughout the project lifetime
● Will work with producers in effectively communicating concepts, CG requirements and methodologies to clients

Responsibilities

Will include but are not limited to;

● Develop, maintain and approve 3D and CG techniques
● Lead artists, delegate roles and responsibilities
● Work with the VFX team to provide artistic and technical notes to the team
● Monitor shot continuity in all aspects of quality control, including final color-correction for timely delivery
● Meet deadlines and project milestones and delivery of final output
● Provide direction and constructive feedback to colleagues to enhance and support their efforts
● Coordinate all aspects of the VFX pipeline including but not limited to; modeling, camera tracking, matchmoving, geometry, texturing, animation, rendering, compositing, post production
● Work with in-house and out-of-house production to determine the most effective shooting methodology and assist in shot planning and pre-production as needed
● Provide on set shot supervision by working with production to ensure that; shot information is recorded, tracking markers are added to shots as needed and all required elements, HDRI’s, and clean plates are properly produced with careful attention to impact on the shoot schedule

Experience

● 3+ years of production experience including on-set supervision
● High level of expertise with Maya, Houdini and Arnold
● Experience with Nuke, Photoshop, After Effects, Python, Shotgun
● Working knowledge of film production process and on-set workflow
● Working knowledge of various production cameras and lenses

Qualifications

● Excellent communication, relationship and time management skills
● Detail oriented with a strong ability to multitask
● Strong understanding of the live action and photo-real integration process and pipeline
● Strong analytical and organizational skills
● Ability to organize work and files effectively as well as efficiently

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